Gabriel BrakinParticipant Media has promoted Gabriel Brakin to General Counsel and EVP Business Affairs. He will oversee film financing and investments, work on shaping and implementing strategic business initiatives and manage the Business Affairs team.

“Gabe’s insights and counsel have made him an invaluable member of the senior leadership team and are essential to Participant’s continued growth,” said Participant CEO David Linde. “Most recently, Gabe was instrumental in negotiating our recent deal for Amblin Partners, tasked with providing critical strategy and in structuring the partnership.”

Brakin had been EVP Business and Legal Affairs. He joined Participant in 2008 as VP Business and Legal Affairs and before that he was an entertainment and media transactions attorney at O’Melveny & Myers in Century City.

“It has been a privilege to be part of Participant’s growth over the past several years, and I am especially proud of our recent success,” he said. “I am excited to work closely with our incredibly talented team to continue producing content that inspires and compels social change on a global level.”